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Randi Halava…, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
Randi Halavazis answered:
Relocating to Virginia, Fairfax County I believe, in April 2014. What is the average deposit on a townhome when you are new to a job over there?
Gloriana:

The usual security deposit for a rental townhome or any kind of rental home other than an apartment is one month's rent. There are additional security deposits for pets. O ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Rentals in Reston
The Spear Re…, Real Estate Pro in Ashburn, VA
The Spear Realty Group answered:
Are there any duplexes in Reston?
Dear Doug, In the true sense of a duplex like you have in MD and other parts of the Northeast; no. We have no duplexes in Reston. We do have duplexes in Arlington, Alexandria, Herndon, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 21, 2013 Home Buying in 20191
Jennifer Riv…, Real Estate Pro in Quantico, VA
Jennifer Rivera answered:
Relocating from overseas in April, to Reston on a 5 year mission. If we buy, condo, TH or house for appreciation value? Thanks!
Welcome back :) After spending tours in Germany previously I understand why you may consider renting vs buying. The market is Northern VA is strong; and rental properties priced compe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 7, 2013 Rent vs Buy in Reston
Dave King, G…, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax County, VA
Dave King, GRI, ABR, Green answered:
Is this a good time to sell a 2 bed condo at Edgewater near Reston Town Center? or Should I hold for another year or 2.
Hi Bala,
It depends on your goal - like whether you want to buy another property, or you're moving out of the area, etc.

We would need to look at your specific case to determine the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 7, 2013 Market Conditions in Reston
Lisa Moroniak, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
Lisa Moroniak answered:
Is now a good time to sell a one bedroom condo and buy a two bedroom in Reston?
Hi Chris,

If you're priced right and show well, anytime is a good time to sell...regardless of season.

If you want to email me your address I'd be happy to run numbers and strat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 7, 2013 Market Conditions in Reston
Joan Stansfi…, Real Estate Pro in McLean, VA
Joan Stansfield answered:
Sully Station or Reston South near Wiehle
I would recommend buying near the coming metro in Reston @ Wiehle Ave. Investors are buying up homes in that area, and its becoming more and more competitive. If I can be of assistanc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 25, 2013 Market Conditions in Reston
Meredith Cou…, Real Estate Pro in Mount Pleasant, SC
Meredith Coughlin answered:
Availability of 2 bed apartment in Breton Court Reston, VA
Hi Brikumar,

The only property active right now is a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath condo for sale for $325,000. Below is the full listing. Are you looking to purchase or rent?

Click the fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 6, 2012 General Area in Reston
Anil Khanna…, Real Estate Pro in 20152
Anil Khanna CPA/Realtor answered:
I am relocating to VA from Connecticut in the next two-three weeks and want to find a decent apartment for around $1100. Is that possible?
You can email or call me at 703-625-6731. I live in the Reston area and can search for you.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 12, 2013 Rentals in Reston
Anil Khanna…, Real Estate Pro in 20152
Anil Khanna CPA/Realtor answered:
I am relocating to the northern Virginia area and I will be working in Arlington, I am looking for a 2-3bedroom, 2ba townhouse or single family house
Call me at 703-625-6731 and I can assist you in finding a good rental.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 29, 2012 General Area in Reston
Holly Weathe…, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
Holly Weatherwax answered:
why I have to bring cashier check to the settlement plus personnel check?
The Cashiers check is made out in the amount shown on the HUD-1 that you have reviewed prior to settlement. There are sometimes valid adjustments made at settlement. For instance, what ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 13, 2012 Home Buying in Reston
Brent Mendel…, Real Estate Pro in Bethesda, MD
Brent Mendelson answered:
What should I do? I really need your help.
You need to ask him what changed between the first and second credit pull on your score. What the score was to what it is now so you know how much it affected you. It is very possible t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 10, 2012 Financing in Reston
Misty Mount, Real Estate Pro in Yorktown, VA
Misty Mount answered:
Why the lender is hesitant to put my wife "home maker" with good credit score?
Most likely because she has no income right now. Even with a good score, they can't lend money to someone who doesn't have the means to pay it back. But since you're the primary and y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 7, 2012 Home Buying in 20191
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Why lender can not give me the exact closing cost?
$250 for a survey is from 1990. Not sure where you saw that but I have not seen a survey that low in years and years. Call some surveyors and ask how much one is and then you will know, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 8, 2012 Home Buying in 20191
Anil Khanna…, Real Estate Pro in 20152
Anil Khanna CPA/Realtor answered:
Purchasing a second home while renting my first home
Call me if you like to discuss. Your best bet is to ask a lender to prequalify you. Once you file Schedule E next year, you will have more documentation to provide to your lender. My nu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 7, 2012 Home Buying in 20190
Karin Ebner, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
Karin Ebner answered:
We are relocating in late fall this year to VA from overseas. Anyone knows when the best time would be to look at availability to rent? Thanks
The most amount of inventory is always in the spring, however, with that being said, the rental market here has been incredibly hot, and assuming the market continues to go strong, you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 25, 2012 Rentals in Reston
Vicky Chrisn…, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
Vicky Chrisner answered:
I am relocating in the next two months and want to find a decent apartment for around $1100. Is that even possible anymore?
I ran listings in Reston for $1000-1200... I got one: http://matrix.mris.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=47292962581

I would be happy to try to help you if you need assistance with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 8, 2012 Rentals in Reston
Chris Ognek,…, Real Estate Pro in 22407
Chris Ognek, Q Real Estate answered:
I landed a job in Reston, VA and begin May 7th. I'm relocating from Connecticut and looking for a CHEAP studio for under $800/monthly. PLEASE
I've got a two level 2 bedroom duplex that is walking distance to the Fredericksburg train station. Its right down town historical Fredericksburg.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 11, 2012 Rentals in Reston
Sherry Spine…, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Sherry Spinelli ABR, SFR answered:
Relocating to the area very soon & looking for a rental - newly renovated townhouse, 3BR,2 bath, private yard, new appliances,$1800-2400 range.
Hi Gia,

I'm happy to see what's available for you. Have you been searching online? When do you expect to be in the area and ready to move in? If you'd like to give me a call that wo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 28, 2012 General Area in Reston
Anil Khanna…, Real Estate Pro in 20152
Anil Khanna CPA/Realtor answered:
Looking for a mortgage broker to help self-employed, first-time homebuyer in Reston, VA.
I have a good broker for you over at George Mason Mortgage who has excellent rates and services clients well. Since you are self employed, you will need quality financial statements and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 30, 2012 Financing in Reston
Gregorio Den…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Gregorio Denny answered:
va lender lowest score is 575
The credit score you stated does not disqualify you. Have you spoken to a loan officer in your state? Assuming you otherwise qualify, the credit score won't be a hindrance.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 20, 2012 Financing in 20194
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